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A Sign of Real Changes to Come?



Thanks to Boing Boing for pointing this out to me. The speed with which this site was put online so that everyone can follow the process of Presidential transition and Obama’s staffing selections would imply that President-elect Obama really does “get it” regarding people’s desire for transparency and candor in our leaders after such an extended period of feeling shut-out.

It may also imply that his use of the Internet and especially social networking online is likely to continue during his time in office.

That would be fantastic on many levels. Imagine the implications of the public being able to easily monitor and discuss the government’s activities without any of the middle-man slanting from large media outlets getting in the way.

I believe it will inspire a more active and ongoing participation in our government and future from all corners.

I’m well aware that many don’t agree with his policy positions, I myself never got behind Barack Obama the candidate–but based on what we’re seeing so far I must admit that he appears to be walking the path that he laid out to us as far as changing how our government operates.

For those of us who work online, Change.gov is what we would call the start of a discussion between those behind the site (our government), and those they’re trying to reach (we the people). That seems like a giant first step towards healing and uniting the country from the divisive politics of old to me. What do you think?

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